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How should employers manage the COVID-19 vaccination roll out?

How should employers manage the COVID-19 vaccination roll out?

With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out in Australia, employers may be considering asking their employees whether they have been, or will be, vaccinated against the virus. They may also be wondering whether they can, or should, require that their employees get the...

Types of assets and estate planning

Types of assets and estate planning

A common misconception in estate planning is that all of your assets (no matter the capacity in which they are held) are ‘estate assets’ and governed by your Will. The distribution of an asset will depend on the type of asset and more specifically, how that asset is...

Sambucco: Revocation of a Will by marriage

Sambucco: Revocation of a Will by marriage

Many people are not aware that a marriage can revoke a Will. Similarly, a divorce can invalidate appointments and gifts in a Will to the spouse. Sambucco v Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria & Anor [2020] VSC 889 (Sambucco) is a recent proceeding...